24 impossibly good florals

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I feel about florals the same way I feel about animal prints: they look best on straightforward, unfussy silhouettes, like the one on this cute sleeveless shirt.

This has a slightly psychedelic feel that I can get behind.

And this blouse is so pleasingly graphic.

A floral shirtdress with subtle western details: genius.

This red and white dress looks like the kind of piece I could kick around in all summer long.

A flouncy (but not too flouncy) yellow and black skirt that would work well right now with tights, a sweater, and boots, and later on with a simple white tee.

The color combination on this top is both appealing and unexpected.

A micro-pleated skirt that just hangs really nicely.

A pretty silk dress with a particularly gorgeous print.

I like how figure-hugging this shirtdress is on top, but that it’s more of an A-line below the waist.

This blouse looks like it came right out of my closet, circa 1979.

I’d wear this as a beach cover-up, or pair it with a slip for wearing out on the street.

This twist-front top would be perfect with higher-waisted trousers or jeans.

The blue on this dreamy top is just delightful.

And the ruching here is covertly sexy.

I really love the combination of the crocheted top and floral body of this smart little top.

Just the perfect, flirty lipstick red dress.

Floral embroidery might be too twee for me on a fussier top, but on this button-down it totally works.

Just a sweet, feminine, well-cut dress.

Usually puffy sleeves like this would be too fussy for me, but on this dress they’re kind of sculptural.

 

I do love a quilted jacket, and this one is a winning combination of floral and patchwork.

This dress is more retroish than I typically go for, but I think it’s really pretty.

A feminine, flattering wrap dress.

 

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16 Thoughts on 24 impossibly good florals
    Heather
    22 Mar 2019
    10:01am

    I want it to be spring (in reality, not just calendrically), and I wish I had the spare cash to buy that red/pink flowered dress.

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    Karin
    21 Mar 2019
    11:10pm

    Hey did you see J. Crew has a bunch of LIberty of London stuff?

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      Kim France
      25 Mar 2019
      9:46am

      I had not, Karin. Thanks for the heads-up!

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    Lori
    22 Mar 2019
    3:53am

    I love dark florals! Have you ladies seen some of the latest Tucker prints? https://www.tuckernyc.com/collections/new-arrivals-2-0/products/the-classic-blouse-midnight-floral

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      Viajera
      22 Mar 2019
      12:50pm

      Hmm the homepage print *is* quite lovely. Thank you. Never heard of them. (I am pretty out of things though. Ha except youse people here.)

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    Mamavalveeta03
    21 Mar 2019
    7:55pm

    I’m just not much of a floral person. I think it’s because I am tall and “big-boned” and I have this fear of looking like a raised flower bed. Even when they’re expensive, they just don’t look like it to me. But I AM going through my “I want to look like a French girl” phase, however misguided that may be for a big girl, so the red dress fits the aesthetic.

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    Mae
    21 Mar 2019
    1:15pm

    I think I must hate spring.

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    Kathi
    21 Mar 2019
    11:47am

    Thanks, Kim, for digging through the weeds to find these lovely flowers. Now excuse me while I flounce around in the meadow of my mind in the blue dress.

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    Viajera
    21 Mar 2019
    12:09pm

    1979 is calling me, almost (sleeve length). The print is great though. I usually don’t like dark background prints if there’s too much contrast. This seems like a softer black. Just lovely.

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    Mimi
    21 Mar 2019
    10:30am

    Zoom in and check out the buttons on the square-necked linen dress (4th from the bottom.) Aren’t they to die for?

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      Kathi
      21 Mar 2019
      11:34am

      This dress is a garden party dream!!

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    Jenny
    21 Mar 2019
    9:04am

    That crotchet Amis top is calling my name! I think it’ll be perfect for Summer.

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    Jenny
    21 Mar 2019
    9:05am

    Sorry, “crocheted”

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    c.w.
    21 Mar 2019
    9:29am

    As beautiful as all these are––and I find many of them tempting––I just checked my closet and I own exactly one floral print item. I don’t know what makes me gravitate away from florals––my tomboyish nature, perhaps?––whatever the reason I can not pull that particular fashion trigger. Where’s my therapist?!?!

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      lc
      21 Mar 2019
      10:59am

      I’m the same way –love to look at floral prints, never wear them. My guy, on the other hand, loves his floral print shirts.

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    y.k.
    21 Mar 2019
    9:32am

    I love that flouncy skirt. I like the micro- pleated skirt too, but on me it would look like my belly was making it hike up in the middle .

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